All hail Grand Marais, Minnesota you have been chosen as the best small town (population of 10,000 people or less) by Budget Travel Magazine!

Lets just add another award to the Minnesota Cities trophy case shall we? Yes the summers are short and the winters can be brutal, but with the nice stretch of warm temperatures we have been having, it makes all the wonders of these beautiful towns even that much more spectacular.

Some of the categories for this contest, encompassed the uniqueness of the town. With Grand Marais being a spectacular outdoor travel destination, vibrant art scene and unique restaurants and shops they were the clear winner! Budget travel plans to do an on line feature of the town in an upcoming issue. What a great honor for this little North Shore Gem!